Monstera Obliqua

Monstera Obliqua
 

A close relative to the monstrous cheese plant, Obliquas are super gorgeous and pretty rare so if you ever get the chance, grab one and look after it forever! As Obliquas are vine plants they like to climb trees up towards the light. They will also trail down over their pots if there's nothing to climb, making them a perfect hanging plant. If you keep your Obliqua happy, those leaves will multiply fast!

Light

Super bright, indirect light will keep your Obliqua happy. Any prolonged direct light will burn it's wonderful leaves so watch out! We have ours on a shelf next to a south facing window with a little direct light coming through a frosted vinyl. A little confusing but if your vines starts growing towards a dark spot, this means that it's not getting enough light and is trying to climb up a tree towards the forest canopy so move it closer to a window. Yellow leaves close to the pot can mean they are a little chilly so keep your eye on the temp too.

Water

If the soil feels dry, gives your Monstera a delicious drink of water and soak it through. Ease off of the watering in the winter as they like to relax in the colder months.

As always, rain water is best!

Humidity

Swiss Cheese vines like a humid environment and giving them a good spritz every week (and if they look a little dry) will keep it happy and help it grow new leaves! They like a pamper so you can wipe the leaves with a damp cloth as this helps to remove dust and create a shiny finish.

Feeding

You can give them a balanced fertiliser feed every month or so during spring and summer. Yum!

Toxicity

Monster by name and monster by nature, These plants are toxic to pets and children so keep those nibblers away.